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Dollar General Literacy Foundation to BBES

Dollar General Literacy Foundation to BBES

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Barkley Bridge Elementary School a 3,973.00 grant to support youth literacy. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

With the $3,973.00 in grant money received from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Barkley Bridge will now be able to purchase instructional materials needed to provide struggling readers with additional instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling using a Multi- Sensory Structured Language program taught by a certified Multi-Sensory Structured Language teacher. Barkley Bridge will use the additional funds available to purchase assistive technology to help support students with dyslexia, or reading disabilities, in the regular classroom. These funds will assist in providing these students the best opportunity possible to be successful in their current classroom setting, as well as, preparing them for future learning and life. “By awarding these grants, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is committed to making a meaningful impact in our local communities,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “These grants provide funds to support youth literacy initiatives and educational programs throughout the communities we serve to ensure a successful academic year for students.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers may pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. A special thanks to Mrs. Kim Hargett, Instructional Partner at Barkley Bridge Elementary, for applying for this tremendous grant opportunity.